Friday, March 29, 2013

With Sympathy

Happy Friday.  I hope this post finds you well and motivated to create!  

The wonderfully talented Patrice has a fun and creative sketch for you to try over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.
Here is her sketch:

Here is what I did with this sketch:

When I first saw the sketch, I had several ideas about the trio of partial ovals along one side.  I was thinking, buttons, flowers, hearts, . . .  you get the idea.  Then I was thinking of adding eyelets and lacing ribbon through.  But, I couldn't get the idea/theme to move forward.  So, I scrubbed that whole thought process.  Then it hit me, what about butterflies cascading. 
For the cascading butterflies, I applied by 2way glue pen to the edges of each butterfly, and then dunked them in my tub of dazzling diamond glitter.  I added tiny pearls to the bodies of the butterflies.
For the large circular object, I went with a doily from the Artisan embellishment kit.  But it looked a bit flat, so I stamped a flower on the doily.  I stamped the flower image from Oh Hello stamp set, in soft suede classic ink.  I thought that shade of brown paired very nicely with the pool party shade of blue.
I wanted to add some pretty embellishments, so I added a metal button from the Artisan embellishment kit.  But, I couldn't decide if bakers twine or ribbon or linen thread threaded through the thread holes.  So, I added a pearl to help soften the whole look.  
I machine stitched a strip of soft suede taffeta ribbon to the front of the card.  I threaded the tails of the taffeta ribbon through the thread holes of the vintage faceted button.  I tied the ribbon into a simple bow.  
I stamped the sentiment in soft suede classic ink along the bottom of my card.  I used a sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set. 
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have been inspired to play along with us @ SFF.

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Deb said...

Another gorgeous creation! Love the sparkly butterflies! A really great card to do at a workshop! Love it!!

Patrice Herrera said...

Hi Sharon, As usual this is another beautiful card! I LOVE the color combination you chose, and the cascading butterflies off to the said is just the right touch! Thanks for the Hot Tip of adding a stamped image to the center of the doily it really does give the piece a lot of extra dimension. I will have to give that a go.